11th July

Membership Cost and Standing Orders

Eve Morris our membership secretary has asked me to please remind all members that pay by standing order to update their payment details from August to take into account the new club fees listed below.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP – £25 gives you four editions of Old Time
News, free ads in the magazine, weekly mailouts, ticket discount
for the annual FOAOTMAD Gainsborough Festival, Camps and
other old time events.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP – £35 per year provides two copies of each
issue of OTN, above benefits, but no ticket discounts.

COUPLE/FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – £35 per year provides one copy of
each magazine, above benefits and ticket discounts.

Gig list for Riley Baugus and Ira Bernstein—August 2018

Sat August 11th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share.
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Wed Aug 15th
RIPPONDEN House Concert
Organiser : Pete Coe
email : pete@petecoe.co.uk
Phone: 01422 822569

Sat August 18th
Ira and Riley dance party
1pm to 6pm
BREDON Village Hall
Nr. Tewksbury, GL20 7QN
Bring instruments, dancing shoes, finger food and drink to share
Why not join us for the weekend at FOAOTMAD summer camp at Croft Farm,
just 5 mins’ from the village hall. Remember to book your camping pitch.
email : sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Mon Aug 20th
EXETER House Concert and Dance Party
Organiser : Jenny Read email : music-dance@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 07790 008839

Wed Aug 22nd
SITTINGBOURNE
The Dancing Dog Saloon
Sheppey Way, Bobbing, Kent, ME9 8QP
Organisers : Josie and Graham Anstee
Email : janstee23@gmail.com
Phone: 01 634 260281 / 07745 286 176

Fri Aug 24th
TOWERSEY
The Three Horseshoes
Chinnor Road, OX9 3QY
Organisers : Mark Wallace & Georgina Lawes.
Email : zymosis@talktalk.net
Phone: 01 844 346897.

Sun Aug 26th
WALTHAMSTOW
Ye Olde Rose and Crown, 53 Hoe Street, E17 4SA
Organiser : Russ Chandler email : russ@russchandler.com
Phone: 0208 524 2855

Dave Marshall and Barry Murphy You Tube Channel

Many of you will have known Dave Marshall and Barry Murphy, two great banjo players and all round good people.

Over the past couple of months, Andy Imms has been working with others to create a You Tube channel featuring Dave and Barry and this can be accessed here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcjx4qkkcNMLgJhU7c8BG3Dk0oKz-zkO0

Andy wants it to be known that most of the videos were shot by Laurie Jarman and particular thanks are due to him for making them available for editing down. Others were shot by folks unknown so Andy has not been able to seek permission to include them on the channel. If this presents a problem to anyone, please contact Andy through FOAOTMAD. If you shot the video and are happy to allow it to be included, thanks very much. Most of the music is in the public domain but Dave always made it his business to contact anyone who composed a tune he played so there should not be any problems. However, as with the videos themselves, if there are any problems, contact Andy.

There are over 100 videos on the channel and it has been a pleasure putting it together for everyone to enjoy.

Hopefully, within the next few weeks, there will be some good news about recordings of Dave’s solo banjo which have surfaced, so watch this space!

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7th July

William Smedley’s Old Time Music Hour

The Old Time Music Hour is a weekly one hour program of traditional and progressive Appalachian Old Time Music. Simply the best Old Time listening around!

Hours of listening and the host Bill Smedley is just brilliant, the playlists are all viewable, and the listener can choose which episodes to play as and when they want.

https://padlet.com/newtchaser/otmh

Alsia ​Old Time & Americana Music Campout

Old Time and Americana Campout. Penzance, Cornwall
Come on down and join in some fun, energetic, mad, fiddling’, dancing, singing. 4 days, all night, every night!
Fantastic, magical place, very friendly.
We play Old Time (everything from Skillet Lickers to Holy Modal Rounders)
There is also a separate Bluegrass & Americana marquee which is hosted by Flats & Sharps and some strange ‘happenings’ are known to take place there near dawn.
Dancers most welcome.
Stop press: Square Dance on Sunday (Caller Julian Marshall)
Might even have some Doc Watson tunes, Blues, and even have some great Cajun players that will probably pop by.
Look forward to seeing all our friends and meeting some new ones.

Free event, but contributions gratefully accepted.
Hosted by Guy & Xanthe Ponsford and Old Time Music Cornwall
Marquees Fire Water & Loos provided.
For further info please message Alsia Fest or email guy@alsiafarm.com

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28th June

FOAOTMAD November workshops

Download Application Form Here

 

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Hi again all Pickin Lunchtimers!

Your Old Time fix for July at Pickin Lunchtime is the very first day so minimal cold turkey 🙂 Sunday 1st July 2018 in Reading at our favourite venue The Global Cafe 3-6pm

Please do share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too! (all levels & friends too are all welcome at this open cafe experience. Free parking, also close to station, more details and clips on our new website Pickin Lunchtime link below.
See you Sunday
Colm, Cathy & Stu
Pickin Lunchtime

We can also be found on Facebook:
Pickin Lunchtimes Facebook Group

And again a quick plug for my Colm’s Old Time Listening Wall (feedback appreciated). I highly recommend checking out Bill Smedley’s excellent Old Time Music Hour
https://padlet.com/newtchaser/ColmListeningWall

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WOTMAD 2018 Update

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The site is booked for us from midday Friday 27 July to midday Mon 30 July.

Please remember to bring your swimming gear, your insect repellent, and your tasty morsels to incinerate on the communal barbecue. There is a garage shop about 3 miles away if you forget to bring your own booze. And an up market Booth’s supermarket in Ulverston for organic wines, olives, sour dough bread and Prosecco. And while you’re in Ulverston, don’t miss a visit to the Laurel & Hardy Museum.

We have a strict drink and drugs policy on this site. Any camper found drinking Prosecco will be ignominiously ejected from the site.

That’s it for now,

Hugh

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26th June

Ira and Riley’s UK Visit and Reunion

Thank you to everyone who has pledged donations to support Ira and Riley’s visit to the UK, to help with their flight and subsistence costs. Please send donations in advance by cheque made out to Alvin Baugus, to:

C/o Pete Coe
103 Oldham Rd
RIPPONDEN
SOWERBY BRIDGE
W.Yorks
HX6 4EB

so these can be paid into an English bank account and we can keep a record of donations.

Parking and travel from summer camp: we’d like to encourage people to share lifts from summer camp to Bredon Hall for the dance parties. There are two car parks a 2-minute walk from the hall. The first car park (traveling from summer camp location) is Bredon Parish Council car park on the left next to playing fields. The second smaller car park is on the right past the first one, just by Blenheim Drive. There is a Bowling Green car park next to the hall but as they have a home match, that will be in use all afternoon.

Old Time Pub Session Cornwall

8.00 Wednesday 27th June
Out of the Blue
Mill Lane
Porthleven
Cornwall
TR13 9LQ
Map

https://oldtimemusic-cornwall.weebly.com

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19th June

Keith and Cathy’s Picking Weekend, this weekend! (22-24 June)

Keith and Cathy would like to welcome friends old and new to their picking weekend just south of Bristol. Full details: http://www.keithburrows.org/picking-weekend.php

This year we’re pleased to welcome Paul and Clare Sheridan, who will host another of their wonderful Dance parties on the Saturday evening.

FOAOTMAD Session Directory

If you run an old time session in the UK please check that it is listed on our session directory  and let me know if the information is outdated or if you would like to add your session to this page. You can contact me here mailout1@foaotmad.org.uk Paul.

Dog Gone ” ROOTS ” Update

Dog Gone ” ROOTS ”
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
The Dancing Dog Saloon
Sheppey Way
Bobbing
Sittingbourne
Kent ME9 8QP

Free entry on Open Mic nights / £5.00 entrance when we have a guest / band.

Upcoming events:
Wednesday 18th July – Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
Wednesday 22nd August – Riley Baugus
(Extra session – to experience the delights of Riley playing wonderful Old-Time music )

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28th May

Ira Bernstein and Riley Baugus to visit UK

Ira Bernstein and Riley Baugus are returning to the UK for two Old-Time Dance Party reunions and a Fan-and-Friend Appreciation Tour.

Come and join us for one heckuva celebration on Saturdays 11 and 18 August to dance and play with them and the many valued friends they’ve made over the years. The times for the dance parties are to be confirmed, though likely to be from 1pm to 6pm at Bredon Village Hall, Tewkesbury. GL20 7QN a few minutes drive from the campsite.

Everyone is invited, bring finger food and drink to share.

It’s a one-off visit and celebration made possible by donations from individuals and FOAOTMAD.

Ira and Riley are available for GIGS and VISITS the mid-week days between the 12 and 17 August, and the entire week from 20 August.

Contact iratentoe@aol.com to arrange a gig/visit.

Gigs can be a solo Riley Baugus concert (theater or house concert); an old-time music and dance party in which Riley will play tunes and Ira will “coach/teach” flatfooting; or a more traditional dance workshop (flatfooting).

Message from Ira:

“First off, a huge THANK YOU for your support and patronage over the years, going back to 1986 for me and 2002 for the Ri and I duo. And now, specifically in making this tour happen as a donation supported venture, we are again greatly honored, moved, and grateful.”

 Location of the Dance Parties: http://bredonvillagehall.org.uk/?page_id=17

The hall is 5 mins’ drive from the FOAOTMAD summercamp location, so why not stay for the week or weekends.

Further information on how to get involved with the Reunions, make a donation contact Bob and Sibs: sibsriesen1@gmail.com

RSVP if possible to sibsriesen1@gmail.com

Everyone is invited

See Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/IraandRileyDancePartyandReunion/

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If you have not already done so, please re-submit your Name and Email to ensure that you are kept up to date with  FOAOTMAD emails updating you with the latest Old Time Blog news and events. Because of GDPR you will not receive event email unless you re-sign. Please use this link

Old Time Pub Session Cornwall

8.00 Wednesday 30th May
Out of the Blue
Mill Lane
Porthleven
Cornwall
TR13 9LQ
Map

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10th May

Curtain Call for Ghost Hill Old Time Music Gathering in Cornwall

Old Time Music Cornwall are pleased to announce the very first Ghost Hill Old Time Music Gathering. It will be on the 18 – 20th May 2018 and will be held very close to Mullion Cove in the West of Cornwall on a campsite at Sea View Farm near Predannick, they offer all the usual camping facilities but also include a bandstand.

All Old Time musicians, singers and dancers will be most welcome. There is no entry fee to the festival, but camping will be £7.00 per person per night and £3.00 per day for a hook-up. There will also be a small camp fire and large canvas session tent.

Camping
Please give Jane Kemp a call on 01326 240605 to book your camping. She runs Sea View farm and the campsite where we are holding the event.

Directions
Drive to Mullion, right through the village as if you are driving to Mullion Cove, past the cricket field on the left, continue, then as soon as you see The Chocolate Factory (yes really) in front of you take the road to Predannack (it runs parallel to the Mullion Cove road) Go down the hill then up the longish hill (watch for walkers and animals on the bends) continue until you get to the top and it straightens and flattens out. Sea view farm is about 500 meters on the left after the hill.

18 – 20th May 2018
Sea View Farm
Predannick
Mullion
Cornwall
TR12 7EY

Map
Facebook
Website

Reminder for Alsia Fest ​Old Time & Americana Music Campout in Cornwall

This really is the “Clifftop” of Cornwall as Lands End is only a few miles away. Alsia Fest has established itself as a “must go” festival. Primarily Old Time music but with a healthy slice of Americana music on the side.

​All Old Time and Americana musicians, singers and dancers will be most welcome. There is no entry fee to the festival, but contributions are gratefully received. There is a camp fire and a couple of large canvas session tents and marquees.

12 – 16th July 2018
Higher Alsia Farm
St Buryan
Penzance
TR19 6H

Map
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1st May

Next Pickin Lunchtime – Sunday 6th May 2018 3-6pm

Hi all Pickers, at last summer IS on it’s way, and those of us within reach of Reading on Sunday 6th May (3-6pm) will be musically celebrating at our favourite venue The Global Cafe (free parking, also close to station) details on website:

Pickin Lunchtime

We can also be found on Facebook:
Pickin Lunchtimes Facebook Group

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Ghost Hill Old Time Music Gathering

Old Time Music Cornwall are pleased to announce the very first Ghost Hill Old Time Music Gathering. It will be on the 18 – 20th May 2018 and will be held very close to Mullion Cove in the West of Cornwall on a campsite at Sea View Farm near Predannick, they offer all the usual camping facilities but also include a bandstand.

All Old Time musicians, singers and dancers will be most welcome. There is no entry fee to the festival, but camping will be £7.00 per person per night and £3.00 per day for a hook-up. There will also be a small camp fire and large canvas session tent.

Camping
Please give Jane Kemp a call on 01326 240605 to book your camping. She runs Sea View farm and the campsite where we are holding the event.

Directions
Drive to Mullion, right through the village as if you are driving to Mullion Cove, past the cricket field on the left, continue, then as soon as you see The Chocolate Factory (yes really) in front of you take the road to Predannack (it runs parallel to the Mullion Cove road) Go down the hill then up the longish hill (watch for walkers and animals on the bends) continue until you get to the top and it straightens and flattens out. Sea view farm is about 500 meters on the left after the hill.

Map
Facebook
Website

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2nd April

Old Time American Dance Party 28th April

Dear Dancers and Musicians and friends y’all

We had a super time in October last year here near Stroud, Gloucestershire, with lots of great musicians and many dancers who had a good long clogging session and lots of fun.

The next dance party is booked for Saturday April 28th at Eastington Village Hall again. GL10 – Not long to go so hope you can make it.

Easy to get to from M5 – take A419 heading for Stroud. At the first roundabout go right – over the canal and up the hill and 1st on the left is Millend Lane with the Village Hall on the corner.

6.30-10.30pm with a bring and share meal to start with and a catch up, then we get going with the clogging and fabulous music.

Any musicians who can spare am evening do come along, we do so appreciate the fantastic music, and it is so toe tappingly good that we just have to strut out stuff.

Dancers please wear hard soles if you can, we have a lovely wooden floor, and taps can get noisy with acoustic musicians.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Clare Sheridan

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26th March

Updated Tour Dates for Newberry and Verch

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Why not write a report about your festival for Old Time News

People will have seen from the latest issue of the Old Time News and from Paul’s list on the Old-Time Cornwall site that there are lots of great festivals coming up this summer. I would like to get reports of as many of these as possible for the Old Time News please. Reports don’t have to be very long so this doesn’t have to be an onerous task – don;t feel you have to describe all 3 days in detail e.g. “First we found our camp site, then we went to find the showers etc etc” – none of this is really needed. All I want is to get a feel for the event, some idea of the facilities – camping, food, showers, places to have sessions – and something about the old-time acts which caught your eye.  Please let me know beforehand if you intend to do this, so I can prevent multiple people doing the same event! I’m afraid I can’t offer anything in return except the grateful thanks of the old-time community. Contact Steve Wise editor@foaotmad.org.uk

Best free Music Slow-downer yet?

Have a look here for a great on-line music slow-downer https://29a.ch/timestretch/ and you will not be disappointed. It has everything you need to slow your music down, presented in a elegant and easy to use way and you can download your modified music file. Thank you to Jonas Wagner for your excellent work.

Next Pickin’ Lunchtime Sunday 8th April 2018 3-6pm

Hi Y’all, we invite you to get your monthly ‘Old Time Fix’ in Reading UK on every 1st Sunday 3-6pm at Pickin’ Lunchtime @ The Global Cafe, 35-39 London St, Reading UK, RG1 4PS (free parking at rear & only 5 min walk from train station). Ph: 0118 958 3555
http://www.risc.org.uk/global-cafe

Players of all levels, singers & dancers & friends are welcome to our monthly 1st Sunday acoustic music session.

Generally American stringed band stuff (Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues & Folk) and hosted according to traditional session etiquette. If new to this then take a peek at http://www.pegramjam.com/etiquette.html and while there also check out this useful resource for accompanying tunes unfamiliar to you (it is hoped that tune leaders will announce tune titles before commencing to play giving those with this book time to find them).
http://www.pegramjam.com/documents/Pegram%20Jam%20Chord%20Chart%20Book%20v48.pdf

Hope to see you there :O)

Your Pickin Lunchtime session hosts are Stu Weetman & Colm Daly.
See also our Facebook Group where you’ll find under group description video links to many of the songs & tunes we do in their respective keys: https://facebook.com/groups/pickinlunchtime

Also please share this SUBSCRIBE LINK with others (to be sent this monthly email reminder…..always reversible!) http://eepurl.com/biYzvD or simply send them this leaflethttps://goo.gl/p9sqKw

Remember to share with your musical/dancing/clogging friends too!
More info email Colm: newtchaser@gmail.com or call/text 07776373906.

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